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December 2015 Press Releases (18)

First group of young people complete new BBC digital traineeship

City College Norwich has celebrated the success of its first 8 trainees to complete the 8-week BBC Make It Digital traineeship.  The young people were presented with certificates by BBC Look East presenter Susie Fowler-Watt at an event held at MINT in The Forum.

The new traineeship has been…


Added by Richard Steer on December 22, 2015 at 10:32 — No Comments

Cambridge Regional College students win national enterprise competition

Healthcare students at Cambridge Regional College have won a national business competition with a bright idea for solving communication problems for those who find it difficult to express their emotions and needs.

Their business plan for a light-up Moodlet bracelet, developed after hearing how…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on December 18, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Employers’ needs influencing the further education curriculum

At a London conference, education professionals from maintained and private schools heard how businesses are directly influencing sixth form education provision by mixing workplace skills development with academic and vocational qualifications, through the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Career-related Programme (CP), to create new routes into careers in the financial sector.

Speakers from M&G Investments and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI)…


Added by International Baccalaureate on December 17, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

‘NEETs’ lives transformed through Prince’s Trust Team Programme at Waltham Forest College


Students from the Prince’ s Trust Team Programme at Waltham Forest College shared their personal journey with staff, friends and family during the end of term presentation recently held at the Forest Road site.

NEET is the government term for those young people who are "not in education, employment, or training". Students participate in the 12 weeks programme to help support and prepare them for further…


Added by Waltham Forest College on December 17, 2015 at 12:53 — No Comments

King Edward VI College student wins WJEC Moving Images Award 2015.

Former King Edward VI College student Matt Sedgley, from Bedworth, has won best Music Video 2015 and Overall Winner 2015 at the WJEC Moving Images Awards held in London last week.


Studying Film, Media and Photography A levels at the college Matt was encouraged to enter the awards by his Film Studies teacher.  There were over 700 entries in total with over 120 in the best music video 2015 category.…


Added by Sam Gawn on December 17, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Waltham Forest College Art student makes her mark at the National Theatre, London


Young talent, Syeda Bukhari has landed a dream job with the National Theatre London, as an Apprentice Prop Maker. Syeda studied the BTEC Level 3 in Art & Design atWaltham Forest College and set her future ambition on being employed in the Creative Arts Industry.



Added by Waltham Forest College on December 17, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Students share their talents in skills week

Outdoor cooking, fitness trails, manicures and web development were on the timetable at Cambridge Regional College when students turned instructor to teach each other the skills they have learned.

Engineering students were treated to masterclasses in manicures by trainee beauty therapists, and media make-up…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on December 15, 2015 at 16:44 — No Comments

A Rewarding Year for North West Training Provider

As 2015 starts to draw to a close, the team at Alliance Learning – one of the North West’s largest independent training providers – are reflecting on what has been a challenging but rewarding year and looking forward to hitting a milestone anniversary in 2016.



Added by Rachael Smith on December 15, 2015 at 16:19 — No Comments

Celebrating student success at Cardiff and Vale College

Cardiff and Vale College showcased the hard work and success of its learners with a glittering award evening in its new City Centre Campus.

It is the first time that the College’s Annual Awards Evening has been held actually in the College. The lavish ceremony took place in CAVC’s £45m new City…


Added by Chris Baker on December 14, 2015 at 14:40 — No Comments

NCS students brighten up Christmas for children in care

Teenagers on a National Citizen Service programme put on their walking boots to help children in care, raising more than £800 to make their Christmas special.

The students at Cambridge Regional College were moved to help after hearing how hundreds of youngsters faced Christmas with the prospect of no…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on December 8, 2015 at 12:26 — No Comments

Sport for all is a real success at University Campus Scarborough

A free training day at University Campus Scarborough proved a real winner with an enthusiastic team coming together to help make physical activity and sport accessible to more people.

The day-long event on 27 November gave those who took part a fun, hands-on introduction…


Added by Paul Carney on December 8, 2015 at 10:05 — No Comments

Women in Apprenticeships = Diversity & Equality!

For many years now there has been “Diversity” on the lips of a significant number of organisations across the UK, but more importantly the “Gender pay gap”. There have been many arguments from both genders to try and justify the reasons why; this is the 21st century, there should no belief that men are better than women at certain roles, over the years this has diminished and the days for excuses are over. It’s time to focus on building a bridge and closing the gap, increasing our economy…


Added by Darryn Lewis on December 7, 2015 at 19:30 — No Comments

Chelsea's Choice - Raising Awareness of Sexual Exploitation

Accompanied by teachers, Caroline Ryder and Penny McShee, Monday, 7 December saw childcare, health and social care and public services students at Stanmore College attend theatre group AlterEgo’s innovative and powerful production, Chelsea’s Choice, in the main hall at the College.




Added by Attracta Rafter on December 7, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

Lincoln College chooses Connect Employer Engagement as their CRM software

Active Informatics are delighted to announce that Lincoln College has chosen Connect Employer Engagement as their Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to support their Business Development department.

With three sites, Lincoln College is the largest educational institution in Lincolnshire, with around 9,000 students of whom over 3,000 are full-time. Lincoln College was rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2011.

We approached Active as we were looking to engage a new…


Added by Zlata Larsen on December 7, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Don't Let Lesson Observations Become A "Black Hole" For Time

The tracking and administration of Lesson Observations (and their Action Points) can easily be a real Time Bandit without the use of a shared observation tracking system.

Observation Manager from Teaching + Learning will free up time for other activities and also help with staff engagement in the process.  In summary the software is…


Added by Mike McLoughlin on December 5, 2015 at 11:36 — No Comments

Cambridge Regional College student is Community Volunteer of the Year

Outstanding volunteer Andrew Robb has been named the Cambridge News Community Volunteer of the Year in the 2015 Living Sport awards.

The 18 year-old Sport Studies student, who was one of Cambridge Regional College’s students of the year last term, impressed the judges with his…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on December 2, 2015 at 9:54 — No Comments

Kind workers’ giveaways show true Christmas spirit

Generous staff and young people at an Oldbury training company are playing Santa by proving it’s ‘nice to be nice’ in a month-long series of random acts of kindness.

They are dishing out thousands of pounds in Christmas gifts and cash to shoppers on the street, charities and…


Added by Jane Williams on December 1, 2015 at 20:07 — No Comments

Graduation success for teachers

Newly-qualified teachers celebrated their success at Cambridge Regional College with a graduation ceremony to mark their achievement.

Twenty-four trainees completed their Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training – a demanding qualification equivalent to a university-awarded PGCE or Certificate of…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on December 1, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

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